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Comic-book artist John Buscema died at the age of 74 on January 10 in Port Jefferson, NY from stomach cancer. Buscema illustrated Spider-Man, Thor and Conan The Barbarian, among other comics.

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The WB developing Birds Of Prey, based upon a DC Comic Book of the same name, as a television series for fall 2002.

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Warner Brothers Animation and the Cartoon Network will produce new animated episodes of Scooby-Doo for a new series titled All New Scooby-Doo!: The Animated Series. The series will premiere in fall 2002 on Kids! WB and then move during the 2002-2003 season to Cartoon Network.

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Fox has obtained the rights to make the Garfield comic strip into a live-action film featuring computer-animated characters.

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WB has renewed Smallville for another full season for 2002-2003.

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The winners for the 2002 Golden Globe Awards are now online on this site.

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In honor of the recent release and success of Final Fantasy X, a new web site and teaser are available online for the Japanese version of Final Fantasy XI.

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Leonard and Susan Nimoy donated $1 million toward the renovation of Los Angeles' Griffith Observatory. The donation will allow the construction of the Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon Theater, a 200-seat auditorium for special events.

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The winners for the
2002 Golden Satellite Awards are now online on this site.

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Thirteen episodes of X-Men: Evolution have been ordered by Kids WB! for the 2001-2002 television season, the show's third year.

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USA Network will air The Dead Zone, a one-hour paranormal series based upon Stephen King's novel of the same name that was originally to air on UPN, beginning in June 2002.

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Dan Aykroyd will host Sci-Fi's Dan Aykroyd's Out There late-night talk show beginning spring 2002.

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Wizards of the Coast has acquired the exclusive license to create trading-card games based upon the Star Wars universe. The first game release will include content from the upcoming Star Wars: Episode II - Attack Of The Clones film and will be available in stores in April 2002.

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Donruss Playoff will design, produce and distribute a role-playing board game based upon the Buffy The Vampire Slayer television series, to be released in summer 2002.

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Dimension Films will release Scary Movie 3: Episode I - Lord Of The Brooms in fall 2002. The film parodies Harry Potter movies, The Lord Of The Rings movies, and Star Wars: Episode II - Attack Of The Clones.

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Ray Park will star in Kirk Wong's Iron Fist live-action film, based upon the Marvel Comics' series of the same name, for Artisan Entertainment.

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The nominations for the 2002 Grammy Awards are now online on this site, as well as the winners for the 2002 AFI Awards.

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The 1968 Planet Of The Apes film is one of 25 films selected by the librarian of Congress for inclusion this year in the National Film Registry.

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Universal Pictures announced that Ang Lee's The Hulk live-action film will be released on June 20, 2003.

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Cinegroupe will produce Galidor: Defenders Of The Outer Dimension, a science fiction children's series, for the Fox Kids Network.

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Brent Stait, who plays Rev Bem on Andromeda, has quit the series due to problems with the heavy makeup and prosthetics he has to wear as part of his character.

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Twentieth Century Fox announced the name of the sequel to the X-Men film will be X??? and will be released on May 2, 2003.

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The Syfy plans to air all 13 episodes, including ten unaired episodes, of the science fiction series Strange World beginning in February 2002.

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Sam Elliott, Nick Nolte, and Jennifer Connelly join Eric Bana in the cast of Ang Lee's live-action The Hulk film. Bana will play Dr. Bruce Banner, Elliott will play General Ross, Nolte will play Banner's father, and Connelly will play Betty Ross.

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The nominations for the 2002 Golden Globe Awards and the 2002 AFI Awards are now online on this site.

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The Syfy will begin production on Children Of Dune, a six-hour miniseries sequel to its Frank Herbert's Dune miniseries to air in 2003.

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Wayne Brady will get his own first-run syndicated talk/variety show beginning fall 2002. Brady is a regular on the Whose Line Is It Anyway? series and had his own variety show called The Wayne Brady Show last summer.

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Prevously aired Becker episodes will be released into syndication beginning fall 2003 by Paramount Domestic Television.

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Touchstone Home Entertainment's Pearl Harbor DVD set a new one week DVD sales record by selling 3.7 million copies

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Warner Bros. has acquired the domestic distribution rights for Terminator 3, which will once again star Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department confirmed that actor Gary Busey has been arrested and booked for investigation of spousal abuse.

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William Shatner has donated a copy of his DVD called Mind Meld: Secrets Behind The Voyage Of A Lifetime, autographed both by himself and Leonard Nimoy, to a fan auction to benefit the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

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Cartoon Network's original animated series Samurai Jack is being considered for both an animated and a live-action film version by Warner Brothers and New Line Cinema.

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Douglas Adams' unfinished final novel and sixth installment of the Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy "trilogy", titled A Salmon Of A Doubt, will be published next year on the anniversary of his death.

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Wil Wheaton will reprise the role of Wesley Crusher for Star Trek: Nemesis, the upcoming 10th Star Trek film. Wheaton, who played the same part on the Star Trek: The Next Generation television series, left the show in mid-run.

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UPN has ordered additional episodes to make a full season run of Special Unit 2 for this television season.

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The new version of Battlestar Galactica has shelved due to the departure of the pilot's director Bryan Singer. More than 10,000 fans have signed an online petition to ask that the project continue, despite Singer's absence.

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Tecmo will release its Dead Or Alive 3 video game exclusively for the Xbox gaming system.

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A DVD boxed set of the Back To The Future Films is scheduled to be released in summer 2002.

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The Invisible Man will have its season finale during spring 2002, ending the two-year-old series. New episodes of the show will return in January 2002.

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The official Spider-Man web site has posted a new poster for the upcoming live-action film here.

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Stars from the various Star Trek series, such as William Shatner, Denise Crosby, John De Lancie, Wil Wheaton, LeVar Burton, Robert Picardo, Roxann Dawson and Armin Shimerman, will all appear on NBC's game show Weakest Link on November 26.

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Electronic Arts is releasing a video game based on Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone on November 16th, to coincide with the release of the film of the same name based upon J.K. Rowling's book for the PC. Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, and Playstation versions of the game are already available.

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Fox Kids will cease airing its weekday children's programming beginning December 31st and allow affiliates to do what they wish with the time slot. The network will still show children's programming as a four-hour block on Saturdays.

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The Cartoon Network will air Unmasked, the final episode of Batman Beyond which never aired on Kids' WB, on Tuesday, December 18th at 6:30 pm (ET). The episode was originally scheduled to air on Kids' WB on September 14th, but was pulled after the September 11th World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks.

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Congratulations to all the winners, as well as the nominees, for the 53rd Annual Emmy Awards, which were finally able to be awarded after multiple delays!

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Anne Rice may adapt The Witching Hour series, follows the 400-year history of a dynasty of witches, into a television mini-series.

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The third Matrix movie will be called The Matrix Revolutions.

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Kenneth Branagh is set to play Gilderoy Lockhart in the next Harry Potter film, Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets.

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Marvel Comics' poster book Heroes, a benefit for the Twin Towers Fund, sold completely out upon its release. The comic features Marvel superheroes honoring firefighters, police officers and rescue workers at the site of the World Trade Center and is a benefit for the victims of the terrorist attack on New York.

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Dark Horse Comics will re-release Marvel Comics' Star Wars comic books from the 1970s and 80s in large-sized collections.

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Eric Bana has signed to star in Ang Lee's live-action film version of Marvel Comics' The Incredible Hulk, with filming set to begin in March.

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The official Star Wars Web site has opened new message boards for fans to use here.

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Two anonymous bidders paid ???12,500 ($18,391) each for the two autographed wands used in the production of the first Harry Potter film, Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone. The wands were auctioned to benefit Edinburgh's cancer charity Maggie's Centre.

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Enterprise co-creator Brannon Braga has said that he's aware of the fan reaction against show's opening theme song. He is reported to have said, "We can't please everybody."

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The 53rd Primetime Emmy Awards show was rescheduled for November 4, 2001.

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Fireworks Television. along with Hasbro's Wizards Of the Coast, is developing a live-action television series based upon the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms novels.

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Michael Shanks is leaving Stargate SG-1 at the end of this season, despite the series being renewed for another season.

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The DVD and VHS versions of The Mummy Returns grossed a record $90 million in sales and rentals in the first week of thier release. That total is 33 percent more than the $68.1 million the film made in its theatrical debut.

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More than 6000 fans have signed online two petitions to get UPN to change Theme song to Enterprise, "Faith Of The Heart" by Dianne Warren, sung by opera star Russell Watson. To read or sign the petitions, you can find petition 1 here and petition 2 here.

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Universal Studios Home Video's release of The Mummy Returns has registered the biggest first week in the history of DVD, with consumers purchasing over two million units of the record-breaking initial shipments of 4.5 million DVDs.

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The cult classic science fiction film The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension will be released on DVD in January 2002.

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The 53rd Primetime Emmy Awards show was called off for a second time on Sunday October 7 and whether they ever will be held depends on the mood of the TV industry and the nation, organizers said.

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Ridley Scott announced that the 1982 classic science fiction film Blade Runner will be released as a special edition two DVD set in 2002.

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Vin Diesel will star again as the character of Riddick in the Pitch Black sequel film The Chronicles Of Riddick.

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A teaser trailer for Star Wars: Episode II - The Attack Of The Clones is set to be shown in theaters in November attached to prints of Pixar's Monsters, Inc.

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George Carlin's new comedy special, Complaints And Grievances, will air live and uncensored on HBO on November 17th.

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Square will release Final Fantasy X for the PlayStation 2 in the United States in January 2002.

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Disney will release the direct-to-video animated sequels Cinderella II: Dreams Come True and The Hunchback Of Notre Dame II on February 26 and March 19, 2002 respectively.

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The independent film The Learning Curve, starring Vincent Ventresca from The Invisible Man and Majandra Delfino from Roswell, opens in select theaters and cities on October 5. The film's web site is located here.

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James Cameron is considering a feature-film version of Dark Angel. The FOX series, starring Jessica Alba, moves to a Friday 8 pm timeslot this season.

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Pendragon Pictures has suspended production of the film version of H.G. Wells' War Of The Worlds due to the recent attacks on New York's World Trade Center. The film's producers plan to assess the project's potential in the future.

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Frank Herbert's Dune miniseries and Star Trek: Voyager each won two technical Emmy Awards at the 2001 Creative Arts Awards presentation September 8th in Pasadena, California. Dune won awards for cinematography and visual effects for a miniseries, while Star Trek: Voyager won for dramatic underscore and visual effects for a series.

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The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and CBS have rescheduled the television broadcast of the Emmy Awards, originally scheduled to air on September 16, for October 7, 2001.

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Gary Goldman and Don Bluth are beginning work on a feature-film version of the Dragon's Lair video game for a 2003 release.

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Over 1750 fans of Battlestar Galactica have signed an online petition asking the producers of the new Battlestar Galactica series to include original cast members in their original roles in the new series.

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Kids WB has delayed its airing of the Unmasked final episode of Batman Beyond on September 14 due to the recent terrorist attacks. There is no word on when it will air, other than most likely October at the earliest.

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Due to the recent terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington DC, NBC, CBS, and ABC have delayed their fall television seasons for one week until September 24, 2001.

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Due to the recent terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington DC, The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and CBS have postponed the broadcast of the Emmy Awards, originally scheduled to air on September 16, indefinitely. They plan to announce a new date for the televised award presentation at a more appropriate time.

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Everyone here at the Pazsaz Entertainment Network is stunned over the terrorist attacks on the United States today. Our hearts go out to the families and friends of those killed, hurt, or still missing as a result of those attacks. We are asking all our readers who can to please consider volunteering or donating blood to help the victims and their families. Here is a list of important phone numbers to assist you at this time (courtesy of MSNBC):

  • American Red Cross Blood Donation: 1-800-GIVE-LIFE
  • National Victims Hotline: 1-800-331-0075
  • New York Doctors Volunteer Hotline: 1-518-431-7600
  • New York Medical Personnel Volunteer Hotline: 1-800-628-0193
  • New York State Disaster Assistance: 1-800-462-9029

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To commemorate its move to Fridays this fall, FOX has put a poster for the Dark Angel series online for download.

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DreamWorks has obtained the film rights to remake Forbidden Planet, the classic 1956 science fiction film.

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FOX has picked up Neverworld, a science fiction pilot from Kelsey Grammer, Robert Nathan and Paramount Network TV, to be developed for fall 2002.

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Futurama won an Emmy for its storyboard work on the "Parasites Lost" episode and Invader Zim won an Emmy for the storyboard work on "The Nightmare Begins" episode for the juried awards announced on August 13.

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Artemis Records will distribute Australian band 30 Odd Foot Of Grunts latest album, Bastard Life Or Clarity, in the US beginning September 18, 2001. The band recently went on its first American tour.

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More than 100 fans of the 1990s television series American Gothic have signed an online petition to get it released onto DVD. To read the petition or sign it, go here.

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Artisan will release the first season of Twin Peaks on DVD on December 4. The set will include the entire first season, excluding the pilot.

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The BBC has announced the upcoming release of a new Fawlty Towers book and DVDs in the UK this fall. The complete press release, with all the details, is available.

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Mark Steven Johnson is set to write and direct a Daredevil movie for Fox, based upon the Marvel Comics series, and is currently scouting locations in Montreal for filming to begin in November.

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The 2001 MTV Video Music Award nominees can be found here. The awards will be presented on September 6, 2001.

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Fox Home Entertainment will release the complete fourth season of The X-Files on DVD on November 13, complete with all 24 episodes from the season.

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Syfy has acquired a three-year license to air repeats of the 22 episodes of the series Now & Again.

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In conjunction with the 20th anniversary of An American Werewolf in London and its upcoming DVD release, there is a contest live on Americanwerewolf.com where you can win a trip to NY to chat with John Landis, Rick Baker and the cast at the Slaughtered Lamb. The entry period is only until August 22, so hurry over and sign up.

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Lucasfilm officially announced the name for the next installment of the Star Wars film saga. The film will be titled Star Wars: Episode II - Attack Of The Clones and is due in theaters next May.

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Kirk Wong will direct a live-action film version of Marvel's Iron Fist comic, starring Ray Parks, for Artisan Entertainment with filming to begin early next year.

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Disney will release a new video game and a 20th-anniversary edition DVD of Tron while the film's sequel, Tron 2.0, is being developed.

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Paramount, which produces the newest Star Trek series, Enterprise, have reversed their policy of accepting unsolicited scripts for the show, citing legal prohibitions.

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David Hasselhoff will reprise his role as the title character in an upcoming Knight Rider feature film.

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MGM Home Video will release collectors-edition DVD and video versions of The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai: Across The Eighth Dimension movie in the fall.

 
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